The ANC (aka SACP) must be defeated in 2014

2009-10-27 12:31

It’s obvious to everyone in South Africa that the face of ANC is

ugly, undesirable and unattractive.

You have in the forefront JZ with a bunch of withdrawn charges

against him, serious charges that can’t be desirable. Then you have a youth

league president with verbal diarrhoea. As if that is not enough you have an

influential Cosatu secretary general who can’t resist his organisational credit

card. And then you have the engine of the alliance, Blade Nzimande, who is

allegedly well associated with a black bag full of money.

This face of the ANC is scary. It is currently very influential, it

is in control, and to put it nicely, is in the driving seat. The driving force

for this group of ANC leadership is clearly not the advancement of society, but

the accumulation of resources. Their goal is to amass as much resources as

possible so that when they leave office they are set for life.

You don’t have to go far, just look at how Nathi (Mthethwa) spends

government money; ministers buy cars beyond the imagination of some capitalists;

and, Siphiwe Nyanda drives a better car than Warren Buffett.

The worrying thing is there is no action taken against these

ministers, there is no serious reprimand. The famous line is “they have done

nothing wrong as per the ministerial handbook”.

In the meantime, we will slowly punish the Mbeki-era mayors and

councillors and pretend to be combating corruption, the public can easily be


This strategy of course will work temporarily for the ANC.

Especially since the SACP plans to take over. As the SACP makes its move, the

belly of ANC boils and remains vulnerable.

The face of the ANC is ugly, uneducated and incompetent. The belly

of ANC however, is beautiful, educated and competent. The face of the ANC is

defined by Zuma, who leads by trial and error, over consults and lacks the

ability to analyse issues in both the local and global context. He lacks the

ability to match the micro and macro challenges our country is facing. He sees

things only in one dimension. He has no ability even to understand what a

multi-dimensional view means. He sees the world through local eyes.

The second definition of the face of ANC is by Julius Malema.

Malema only sees the world through popularity. But, who can blame him?

Leadership in the ANC is a popularity contest. When he plans to make a

statement, he does not ask the question: how can what I say make a difference in

the lives of ordinary South Africans? The question he asks is what can I say to

capture the media for the whole week? Even if it means Malema goes naked, that

he may do one day just to be in the media spotlight.

The current face of ANC lacks intellect and is driven and sustained

by populism. This includes statements like shoot to kill, nationalisation of

mines, calling white people racist, recalling public servants publicly.

This ugly face of ANC scares the Belly of ANC to death. This ugly

face, does not do things on principle, but does things based on emotions:

emotions of fear, emotions of greed. It is generally extremely confused

wondering how did the intellectual (Thabo Mbeki) do his job with such


Recalling mayors and councillors based on the fact that people are

angry and vandalizing property is a call for disaster, it’s the foundation of

anarchy. There is no principle there. It tells the rest of us that ANC

government is blind and we need to be unruly and ungovernable to show it that

things are not going well. Why does it have to take people to vandalise things

before the ANC can take action? Does it not have a plan to deal with all corrupt

and underperforming municipalities and government departments? If they do have a

plan, why get rushed to recall so hastily.

The new ugly face of ANC is not afraid to do ugly things because

it’s ugly itself. Look at the appointment of Moe and Njenje, the release of

Schabir and many more ugly things than I care to mention.

The SACP has seen that this ugly faced ANC lacks intellect and it

is using its intellect to take it over. The Eastern Cape is a good example. Some

of this unruly unrest is said to be the brainchild of the SACP. At the very top,

you have SACP chiefs well placed in the ANC and government. Gwede and Blade are

the top leaders of SACP and are now wearing two caps: one has ANC and SACP and

another has SACP and government.

Do you think any of them will give up SACP positions? No they

won’t. The reality is that the SACP’s days are numbered. If the SACP can truly

capture ANC, then what’s the use of having SACP? If you can have the NWC of ANC

dominated by the SACP and Cosatu what do you need SACP for? What is a communist

in this day and age if a secretary of communists can take over a million rands

of ordinary people’s money for a mere car?

In planning for a powerful and vibrant opposition party, this part

of the ANC cannot be ignored, it has to be lobbied strongly. Maybe we need to

cut a piece towards the local elections and another piece towards the national

and provincial elections.

We just need to accept that SACP is winning the ANC battle and it

will be clear by the ANC 2012 conference. There is no other choice but the ANC

(aka SACP) must be defeated in the 2014 national and provincial elections.

Otherwise the entire gains accumulated since 1994, will be forever lost.

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